Immerse yourself in the nature of Winchester..
Winchester is home to an abundance of trees. Immerse yourself in the nature of this city and learn more about these fascinating trees.
Continue forward. At the paths junction, you can view two lines of lime trees to the left, a path known as Lime tree alley. Turn right and walk towards the statue of the rifleman. Continue along the path and turn left after the statue. Then bear right following the railings until the path splits. Be careful of uneven ground. Looking left to the far corner of the small green, near the pedestrian entrance to the cathedral; you will see a tall Small Leaf Lime tree.
Turn around and walk back along the pavement in front of the Mercure Wessex Hotel. Be careful of the kerb. Turn right, crossing Market Road, and at the end of the road turn left. Follow Colebrook Street to the crossing by the Broadway, turn right and cross the road. Walk past the visitor information centre and continue past Winchester Guildhall. Turn right into Abbey Gardens through the gates and continue along the path with Abbey House on your left. Keep to the right hand path along to Abbey Mill. On the corner of the main green area you will see a Sweet Gum tree.
Follow this path around to exit Abbey Gardens onto the Broadway; then turn right. Follow the path up to the bridge, be careful of the road crossing on Colebrook Street. Once at the bridge look over the road to the National Trust’s City Mill and the Judas tree just outside.
If you wish to see the Judas tree up closer then please follow the path back to the Broadway and use the zebra crossings to cross the road over to the City Mill.
Follow along the path until you reach the junction of College Walk and College Street. Cross the road and continue along College Street walking past Winchester College on your left until you reach the gardens opposite the Headmaster’s House (and the house where Jane Austen spent her final days, please note this is now a private residence). In the garden on your right, you will see two trees, a Golden Rain tree and an Indian Bean tree.
Continue along College Street until you reach Kingsgate Street, cross the road and turn right walking through Kingsgate. Turn right and walk through Prior’s Gate towards the cathedral. Continue along the path to your left until you reach the Cathedral Close be careful of uneven ground and the Deanery. On the grassed area to your right are a Bull Bay tree, a Tulip tree and a Turkey Oak tree.
Sticking to the path cross the road and walk past the Deanery towards the cathedral, please be aware at this point there is no path and you will need to walk along the road – please be careful as cars will be using this area. Be aware that at Christmas this area can become very busy due to Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market. Follow the road bending to the right and on your left, you will see a Walnut tree.